Brazil

    Brazilian riot police have occupied a shantytown in Sao Paulo, following a night of violence there. Some 230 officers were patrolling the slum supported by dozens of armored vehicles and two helicopters, in one of the biggest operations in years. Earlier police had clashed with youths rioting after police killed a suspect. Meanwhile, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced a plan to build 500,000 low income homes while visiting a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro. (BBC)

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